Learning is a central topic in psychology and education, as well as in neuroscience and computer science. This introduction to the subject by an international leader in the field covers all aspects of learning from a neuroscience perspective, presenting a selective view of applications of brain research in education. The book addresses: the functioning of the brain as a learning machine; the factors that influence learning: attention, emotion and motivation; learning in childhood, adulthood and aging; learning communities social and situational contexts, norms and distortions; and applications for teaching in schools and universities. The text contains many examples taken from actual cases. The style, at once cogent and entertaining, to professionals, students and interested lay readers. It is the first release in English of German bestseller by leading international expert. It includes a unique introduction to current research on brain function and its applications in lifelong learning. Engaging author is able to bridge the divide between research and teaching practice.